2024 Division Outlook: AL West

One division down, five to go. The 2024 MLB Season is right around the corner, and it's time to preview and highlight the five squads that make up the American League West.
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I am back with my division preview series, this time tackling the always competitive American League West. The AL West hosts the last two World Series champions, including an organization that has been a powerhouse for almost a decade in the Astros. The Texas Rangers will begin their quest to repeat, while the Seattle Mariners look to finally make a dent in the postseason bracket.

Important side note - as I am writing this article, there are still many major league free agents who are still available. The list includes a 2023 Cy Young Award winner in Blake Snell, alongside Jordan Montgomery, Michael Lorenzen, and many others. Position players that remain free agents include outfielders Tommy Pham, Adam Duvall, along with designated hitter J.D. Martinez. With all that being said, I am basing my current predictions off how rosters are currently constructed. Any of these free agents being signed could drastically change how successful a team is. Keep that in mind if any team signs any of these FAs. This applies to my first division outlook and all future previews, so long as this list of players remains free agents before I write each division preview.

With all that being said, let's hop right into things and preview the American League West.